Bower City Beverage Co. – WI 181j

Bower City Beverage Co. opened in 1933 and closed in 1939 it was open for 6 years. This brewery was open for quite a few years so it is easier to find items and advertising than some breweries that did not last long, this can make the Breweriana items less valuable. This listing was active during Prohibition which makes it an oddity. Some breweries were able to stay in business by producing "near-beer" which was very low alcohol, some switched over to bottling sodas or other beverages, some became Ice-houses or other related businesses. Bower City Beverage Co. was in an active brewing city. Janesville, WI was listed as having 10 breweries, which is quite a few. Sometimes a large number of breweries can lead to an active collecting community that will be willing to pay more for breweriana items than other collectors.

  • Address Information: 500/520 North River St

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Breweries listed under Janesville, WI 181

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
WI 181aJanesville Brewery1850sUnknown
WI 181bBuob & Rogers Brewery1860sUnknown
WI 181cJohn Buob & Bro. Breweryc18601882
WI 181dCity Brewery18821886
WI 181eCity Brewery18861888
WI 181fCity Brewery18881891
WI 181gLouis F. Knipp Brewing Co.18911893
WI 181hLouis F. Knipp Brewery18931904
WI 181iCroak Brewing Co.19041920
WI 181jBower City Beverage Co.19331939

Breweries listed under Janesville, WI

Brewery IDBrewery NameStart DateEnd Date
WI 174aSouth Side Brewery18821890
WI 175Charles C. Gray Brewery19031912
WI 176Eagle Brewery1860sUnknown
WI 177aWilliam Hemming Brewery18801883
WI 178Samuel Hocking Brewery1860sUnknown
WI 179aHodson & Co. Brewery1870sUnknown
WI 180aJohn Roethinger & Co. Breweryc18601870s
WI 181aJanesville Brewery1850sUnknown
WI 182Jacob Singer Brewery1850sUnknown
WI 183aJohn J. Todd Brewery18681873